GRADUATE PROGRAM

Our 1-year master’s program is designed for those who want to pursue a successful career in the sports industry. We have reshaped the typical sports management degree according to the modern trends which completely changed the approach to this industry.

EXPERIENCED PROFESSORS

Our professors are sports executives who work in different segments of the sports industry. We want to provide our students with knowledge that comes from real experience.

INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Our guest speakers are some of the most prominent figures in the sports industry. They add different perspectives and specific notions coming from their successful background

REAL PROJECTS

Getting engaged with real work is an important step of the learning phase. Our students are exposed to group projects, presentations, and internship opportunities

COURSES

FALL

 
  • Sports Management – Law and Finance 
  • Sports Science and Nutrition 
  • Italian Soccer Methodology – Strategy 
  • Italian I 
  • Entrepreneurship in Sports

SPRING

 
  • Sports Management – Events & Communication 
  • Sports Analytics
  • Italian Soccer Methodology – Match Analysis 
  • Sport Psychology – Leadership and Performance 
  • Italian II 
  • Dissertation

WHO ATTENDS OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM?

Our master’s program is a great learning opportunity for those individuals who want to pursue a professional career within the sports industry. With our course offering we touch all the aspects involved within this specific sector so our students can choose their professional path upon completion of the program. Do you see yourself in one of the categories below? Then our master’s program could be the next step in your professional development.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

FALL SEMESTER

Sports Management - Law and Finance

This course is designed to further student understanding of foundational, national and international, legal principles that govern the sport system. In particular, the course explores topics related to the role of the National Sport Organizations and Justice (NOC, FSN, National sport Justice system) and the complex interactions between its own laws and principles and the application of the International sport governing body’s rules and decisions (CIO, IFS, CAS/TAS). It will also include introductory classes on standard players contracts, sponsorship contracts, agency representation contracts and international players transfer rules, which will lead students into a discussion regarding the difference between amateurism and professionalism in the sport legal system. In the second part of the module, students will learn the principles of organization and administration as they apply to managing sport clubs and entities. The course will explore the basic concepts of financial planning budgeting and marketing to effectively manage a successful operation in the sport industry.

Sport Science and Nutrition

This part of the program allows the participant to acquire basic notions of physiology, which is necessary to enhance soccer performance. Moreover, it will also include sport nutrition notions, as every professional must have a basic understanding of this subject in order to ensure players have a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Italian Soccer Methodology – Strategy

The basics of soccer training with a focus on the Italian soccer tradition. Each participant will fully acquire the Italian training management methodology. This part of the program, which focuses on training sessions and the management of the athlete’s performance, will include both theoretical classroom-based and on-pitch sessions.

 

 

italian

The course introduces features of the Italian language needed for interaction in everyday practical situations, such as café, restaurant, accommodation and shops. The course satisfies a limited number of immediate needs necessary for survival in the target language culture. Together with the language we will also explore aspects of the Italian culture.

Entrepreneurship in Sports

The coaching lessons aim to teach how to manage one’s being, mentality and style within a team.
This part helps the participant familiarize with some notions of educational psychology and neurolinguistics.

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Sports Management - Event and Communication

This course explores the role of sports events and their contribution to the sports industry. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities a sports manager is confronted with during the planning, organization and execution of medium- and small-scale events.

 

The main objective of the course is to encourage students to develop a strategic mindset, with a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the essential skills for working in the sport industry, introducing them to sport management career opportunities and sport principles as they apply to management, leadership style, marketing, communication, motivation and entrepreneurship.

Sports Analytics

This course will examine the data collection process, application, and management practices as it

applies sports. Using sports as a platform to explore techniques, students will develop a working

knowledge of the practical applications of analysis and models used to make management

decisions within an organization and a professional league.

Italian Soccer Methodology – Match analysis

One of the Italian soccer tradition’s most famous characteristics is its defensive tactics. From zone defense, advocated by Arrigo Sacchi, to Renzo Ulivieri’s 3–4–3 formation, when it comes to defending, Italy is one of the best schools worldwide. Cannavaro, Nesta, Maldini, they all learned the fundamentals of defense from the Italian Federation’s football tradition. The program will therefore deal with the analysis of the rival’s abilities, as well as the training methodologies for the physical and technical development of player’s skills adopted by the most successful youth Italian soccer clubs.

 

Coaching – Leadership and Performance

The coaching lessons aim to teach how to manage one’s being, mentality and style within a team.
This part helps the participant familiarize with some notions of educational psychology and neurolinguistics.

 

Italian II

In this course students establish an introductory base in the Italian language in the four areas of language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. At the successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in everyday spoken Italian by performing the following functions: greet people and introduce themselves, give and follow simple directions, respond to and ask questions, describe their families and friends, order items in a cafe, discuss their life at school and hobbies, express likes and dislikes, and recount recent past actions. Students will be able to read simple written texts in Italian and write short paragraphs on familiar topics. Students will also have gained specific knowledgeabout contemporary Italy through cultural readings on different topics.